Eric Stonestreet says it is ‘ridiculous’ that followers assume he, fiancée have massive age hole: ‘She seems to be incredible’

Eric Stonestreet says it's 'ridiculous' that fans assume he, fiancée have large age gap: 'She looks fantastic'

2021-10-19 03:02:49

Eric Stonestreet is setting the file straight.

The 50-year-old actor caught the eye of his followers when he introduced his engagement to his fiancée Lindsay Schweitzer in August. When he shared images of himself and his beloved, critics took to the feedback to make be aware of their age distinction.

Nevertheless, the 2 are solely about eight years aside, as Schweitzer not too long ago turned 42.

Stonestreet not too long ago spoke to Fox Information and addressed the incident.

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“Pay attention, she seems to be incredible and I should not be punished for her being so lovely and younger trying,” he quipped. “… Eight years just isn’t that massive of a distinction. I assume folks suppose I appear like a coal miner, like a grizzly bear hunter or one thing ridiculous, and he or she seems to be lovely.”

In response to critics on the time, he shared images of Schweitzer with a filter that made her look a lot older – with white hair and wrinkles. 

The actor advised Fox Information that sometimes somebody in public will mistakenly assume that he and his fiancée will not be a pair, joking that he understood it to be as a result of she’s “lovely” and he’s “this ogre or one thing like that.”

“I feel it is ridiculous,” he mentioned with a chuckle.

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In the meantime, Stonestreet mentioned he acquired a humorous response from his “Fashionable Household” co-star Jesse Tyler Ferguson when he shared the altered images. Ferguson identified that the comedy they appeared in collectively featured a Might-December couple between Gloria (Sofia Vergara) and Jay Pritchett (Ed O’Neill).

Eric Stonestreet received two Emmys for his work on ‘Fashionable Household’ taking part in Cameron ‘Cam’ Tucker.
(Picture by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

As for Ferguson and Stonestreet’s relationship lately? The actor mentioned the previous co-stars are nice. 

“He will get to say no matter he desires about me, most likely for the following 15 years, for all of the crap that I put him via on the present,” Stonestreet mentioned of Ferguson. “So he will get to at all times have retaliation in opposition to me and make up for me, giving him bother, pranking him on the present.”

Stonestreet mentioned he was “consistently after” Ferguson whereas filming “Fashionable Household,” which ran on ABC from 2009-2020 and would prank and scare the actor.

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“I might write issues with my finger on the again window of his automotive, like ‘I am the redheaded man from ‘Fashionable Household,’’ ‘I dwell in a mansion,’” he recalled. “Nicely, I might write on his automotive, simply various things like that. So then he would drive with this message written behind his automotive. That is one of many minor issues that I might do to him. I tormented him. In some unspecified time in the future, it grew to become like, ‘OK, effectively, he isn’t getting me again. That is simply bullying. Reduce it out.'”

The 50-year-old actor caught the attention of his fans when he announced his engagement to his fiancée Lindsay Schweitzer in August. When he shared photos of himself and his beloved, critics took to the comments to make note of their age difference.

The 50-year-old actor caught the eye of his followers when he introduced his engagement to his fiancée Lindsay Schweitzer in August. When he shared images of himself and his beloved, critics took to the feedback to make be aware of their age distinction.
(Picture by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

Outdoors of performing and pranking his co-stars, Stonestreet can also be busy selling the Nationwide Pork Board. In line with the star, the group is doing “some myth-busting” in regards to the pork producers of America and shedding “a optimistic mild” on the business whereas taking down a few of the “adverse connotations” which might be circulated about it. 

As well as, he is making ready to have fun Halloween, having ordered some “creepy masks” that he plans to make use of to spook Schweitzer’s 9-year-old sons. It is also a enjoyable time of yr for the star, as he typically sees folks dressed up as Cam, his “Fashionable Household” character.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson (left) and Eric Stonestreet (right) in ‘Modern Family.’

Jesse Tyler Ferguson (left) and Eric Stonestreet (proper) in ‘Fashionable Household.’
(Eric McCandless by way of Getty Pictures)

“When the present first began, folks would ship me footage of them dressed as Cam, after which they put a pillow of their shirt and I am like, ‘You need not put a pillow in your shirt. Simply put on the shirt. Come on!” he mentioned.

Generally, folks would make a pair’s costume out of it, and costume as Ferguson’s Mitch, who was married to Stonestreet’s character, and even infants have been dressed as Cam, with footage of their costumes going viral.

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Because the present ended, Stonestreet reunited with Vergara when he appeared as a visitor decide on “America’s Received Expertise,” but it surely does not appear that any extra “Fashionable Household” reunions or reboots are within the books simply but.

“I feel the window was form of closed on doing a by-product,” he admitted. “I feel there was that chance, however I feel it is form of passed by the wayside at this level. However we’ll see.”

‘Modern Family’ castmembers (left to right) Sarah Hyland, Sofía Vergara, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, Ariel Winter, Julie Bowen, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Nolan Gould, Rico Rodriguez, Eric Stonestreet and Ed O'Neill.

‘Fashionable Household’ castmembers (left to proper) Sarah Hyland, Sofía Vergara, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, Ariel Winter, Julie Bowen, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Nolan Gould, Rico Rodriguez, Eric Stonestreet and Ed O’Neill.
(Picture by Jason Merritt/Getty Pictures)

He did, nonetheless, be aware that he and his castmates are “all nonetheless in contact” and are “shut buddies.”

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Taking part in Cam was a particular expertise for Stonestreet, who mentioned the dramatic however lovable soccer coach had some admirable qualities.

“Taking part in that character at all times was an incredible alternative for me as a result of Cam was plenty of issues that I am not typically,” the actor defined, describing Cam as “affected person and a celebrator of life.”

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“I do miss facets of it [filming ‘Modern Family’], however largely what I miss are my buddies, the crew and all of the people who who make the present and I at all times say, I did not go to performing college, however I do know for certain one factor they do not educate you in performing college is how you can do the job for 11 years after which simply say goodbye to everybody. , plenty of relationships have been shaped, plenty of friendships have been made, after which rapidly that simply ends.”

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